By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A day after announcing that a 911 caller had
claimed responsibility for a string of highway shootings,
investigators said Saturday that a second man had stepped forward and
threatened to attack police officers.
Investigators say they believe the man who called early Saturday
morning is different from the man who repeatedly called 911 on Monday
to claim responsibility for 20 shootings at cars, school buses and
homes on or near a section of Interstate 270 south of the city. One
person was killed in November.
"It's gonna get worse," the latest caller is heard saying on a tape
released by officials. He then said he would start shooting at the
Sheriff's officials said they warned law enforcement officials around
the state of the latest caller's threats, and that a task force on
the shootings was taking all the calls seriously.
Sheriff's officials issued a press statement and released a tape of
the roughly 50-second call on Saturday, but did not immediately
respond to requests for more information.
The authorities also are investigating the first caller, who made
four 911 calls on Monday totaling about a minute and said, "I'm the
The man said he fired at a car that day but did not specifically
claim responsibility for any of the shootings. The police had no
reports of highway shootings on Monday.
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The shootings began in May, but most have occurred since October. The
only person hit, Gail Knisley, 62, was fatally wounded Nov. 25 while
riding in a car on I-270. The last shooting linked to the case took
place Jan. 22, when a car was hit on Interstate 71, which intersects